Friday, March 12, 2010

An Evening on Miss Ann

Last night Barb and I went down to DC for a Happy Hour aboard the Miss Ann. a friend of mine lives in the marina aboard a boat and every week, a boat will host the happy hour. I've met and befriended some wonderful people down there and love the relaxed atmosphere.
My only camera was the iPhone so none of these images are masterpieces :(.
Tim had sent me the web page for Miss Ann and the boat looked gorgeous; I was thrilled to be invited aboard.
The interior was extremely comfortable and welcoming with plenty of highly varnished wood, relaxing sofas and armchairs everywhere and a couple of open deck areas.
 Everyone brought food and drink to share and Tim cooked up pounds of sausages on the BBQ outside. It was a lovely Spring evening enabling us to enjoy some time on top of the boat watching the lights twinkle from the banks of the Potomac and the illuminated monuments.
Travis turned up with Jess having just colored his hair green for St Patrick's Day activities. It looked really good! They will be hosting the Cherry Blossom party along with some neighboring boats in April and I wondered would it be pink hair for that night? That would warrant bringing the DSLR!
I was very excited when Tim took us downstairs to view the engine room. There were 2 Detriot Diesel 12 cylinder engines with around 450 horsepower each and 2 generators. The room and machinery were immaculate.
The door on the left is the engine room door and at the other end of the boat was this awesome hallway which made me feel that we were on a submarine. The crew quarters were down here.
All too soon we had to leave to drive back to Virginia and grab a few hours sleep before work the next day. The evening had flown past too quickly but at least there was the consolation that there would be other such evenings. Roll on April!

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